Holiday traditions: Norwegian lefse

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Making lefse during the holidays is a Scandinavian tradition we have done since we were babies. This year, there were four generations in the kitchen rolling lefse dough – what a gift. For those who are new to this Scandinavian delicacy, it is essentially potato flat bread and once cooled, it is covered with butter and sugar (brown or white) and rolled up into the most delicious dessert.

We would love to hear about your holiday traditions!

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LEFSE

Ingredients

  • 10 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 cups flour; extra for rolling dough

Directions

Boil  peeled potatoes and cook until tender. Mash and rice potatoes. Add butter and mix together, then let cool to room temperature. Once cooled, add salt, sugar and cream.

Combine flour and work mixture into a dough. Pull off pieces of the dough and form into small balls. Lightly flour the surface and roll out lefse balls to 1/8 inch thickness.

Cook on a hot griddle until each side is lightly browned. Place on a damp towel to cool slightly. To serve, cover with butter and sugar (brown or white) and rolled up into the most delicious dessert.

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